Tuesday, October 16, 2007

[harvest is here]

this week, suddenly i've felt like fall is upon us.

the crisp cool air has made it's way to the rockies. nothing like having the most beautiful late summer months though, so i really can't complain. the weather here (which i continue to mention) is just absolutely perfect. such a blessing!

well- after a long week at the gap and starbucks for us both, peter and i enjoyed what we anticipated to be a nice afternoon at the nearby pumpkin patch at the Denver Botanical Gardens.... literally just down the road from where we live.

with high optimism, i ventured to think that even though it had been rainy and cloudy all
morning, we might be able to sneak in a bit of time in the afternoon to go. so we went- and had a great time! however, i think i was a bit too optimistic. about 30 min after arriving at the pumpkin patch, right in the middle of our mission to find the two most perfect pumpkins, it started to downpour!! haha. yep- that's right- downpour. which, quite honestly, wouldn't have been all that bad, had we not then continued to sit in our car soaking wet for nearly an hour as almost 500 cars tried to exit this huge field where the cars had been parked. after that charade, peter and i were convinced never to return again! i guess we'll see what happens next year.
all in all- we did accomplish our mission- and have a few pictures to prove it! :)

till next time-
sarah and pete

- that's a load of pumpkins-

- peter's pumpkin heisman pose-

- two perrrrfect pumpkins!-

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

[unexpected blessings]

well, today has been an odd day.

first, it started out getting up at 4:30am to get into work at the Gap by 6am. yes, for those of you who didn't know... I've started a "temporary" job at the Gap in order to provide Pete and I with a little bit of income while I search for other, shall I say, more suitable work for someone such as myself! :) But.... in the meantime, it's great!

so in order for God to keep both Peter and I (although admittingly probably more me) completely dependent on Him, God's allowed some really awesome and unexpected blessings to happen in our life lately that I'd just like to share.

drum roll please.....we got a kitchen table! Sounds silly right.... but actually... after having sat on the floor for dinner after dinner the past 2months, a kitchen table was a HUGE blessing. I (Sarah) actually received in the mail some money that I was not expecting from my old company in Milwaukee, so with that we were able to get the table... Praise God!

Then, to our complete surprise, we received an letter in the mail from an incredible gentlemen that both Peter and I barely know, who felt led by the Lord to help us out while in Seminary. He graciously sent us more money then we know what to do with... and with that again... I was humbled by our Sovereign Lord, who knows all things and who does not have the roller coaster faith that I sometimes have.

All in all... I've really been learning from God that sometimes life throws you unexpected curves...hardships shall I say. I know first hand what thats like at the moment. But then again.... sometimes life throws you unexpected blessings as well- I think Paul knew full well what he was saying in Phill 4:19 when he says "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus". AMEN!